VIVA Minnesota Project II – Strengthening Our Practice: A Classroom Teachers’ Approach to Evaluation

On October 26, 2012, members of VIVA Minnesota Teachers Idea Exchange II presented their report Strengthening Our Practice: A Classroom Teachers’ Approach to Evaluation to members of Governor Mark Dayton’s administration and the MDE Teacher Evaluation Work Group. Download a copy of “Strengthening Our Practice: A Classroom Teachers’ Approach to Evaluation.”

Where Will We Find the Trust Our Students Deserve?

Today’s blog topic: Trust. It’s a tall order in short supply, particularly at this point in our political calendar. The presidential candidates spend far too much of their time attempting to undermine our trust in their opponent and not nearly enough time shoring up our trust in them. Likewise, when teachers’ unions and school districts